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    I started mapping out the worldmap of my fantasy world. I hope you guys (and girls) can take a look at this project and help me along a bit. Any input is welcome.

    the first image is an overview of the world. The second image is a small part of the whole map, that I started to paint with textures. The watertexture is still a placeholder. I started with the land textures. (Is this the right way to do it, or should I start working on the water first?) I think they look alright, but I'm curious what I can do better.

    Everything is drawn in GIMP.

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    I like it allot so far. In fact, I'd be really curious to know what textures you are using for the forests: they look fantastic!

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    Thank you for your reply Arsheesh.

    Quote Originally Posted by arsheesh View Post
    I'd be really curious to know what textures you are using for the forests
    I used the texture Green43, from the forest&floors1.zip that Sonenfalke provided in the 'Land and Sea fill textures' topic. I used the multiply modus and I believe I also added a little contrast to the texture
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    Looks pretty good to me, all I can really say is that you may want to smooth out some of the land as it looks bumpy...not all of the land just some smooth places.
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    ha. I opened the second view (closeup) in another window.. you surprised a "oh, that's pretty" out of me that startled me cat

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    That's looking very nice. The snow on the mountains is particularly effective.
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    Thanks for all the nice replies and tips! I will be going on a two week vacation tomorrow. So it will be some time before I can update this WIP.

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    Back from vacation. I had some time to work on my map. I've 'painted' in most of the hills, mountains and forests and gave some thought to the location of the major rivers.

    still a lot needs to be done. My first issues right now are how to make the water look good, both the rivers and the ocean. And I need a nice tallgrass prairie in the northwest. If anybody has ideas, tips or knows a good tutorial on these subjects; I'm open for ideas. And I could also use some critique on the flow of the rivers.

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    I'm afraid that I haven't worked with textures enough to give you any directions regarding the water. But as for the landscape itself, it is looking just lovely!

    Cheers,
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